Bored? Stuck on the same project for years, just tweaking existing products and no career progression? If so, this is a Mechanical Design Engineer job you will love! We need a few Mechanical Design Engineers who relish the excitement of brand new blank sheet projects, cutting edge technology and the chance to design real-world products for household name companies. We have been retained on an exclusive basis by a world leading R&D consultancy to find them the brightest, most capable Mechanical Design Engineers in the country. You will have a passion for designing and prototyping Mechanical/ Electro-Mechanical products and assemblies. Development projects will be across a myriad of industry sectors including medical devices, FMCG, Industrial Automation/Special Purpose Machinery and Consumer Electronics. You must be a complete/all round Mechanical Design Engineer - this is NOT a simple CAD Pilot or Industrial Design opportunity with endless time in front of a CAD station. Knowledge of CAD, be it Pro E, Solidworks, CATIA, AutoCAD, etc is important but you must be able to take those designs and turn them into a proven concept and prototype -and then on to a finished product. With this in mind you will need to have a good knowledge of mechanical design techniques, material selections, tolerances, controls, mechanisms, automation, engineering mathematics, etc. You will be joining an exceptionally gifted, enthusiastic and friendly group of Design Engineers coming up with cutting edge solutions and designs for the next generation of technology products. You will become a leader in your field and the potential career progression is superb!
You will need:
Solid academic background, with at least a 2.1 in a relevant discipline (Mechanical Engineering, Automation, mechatronics or equivalent)
Commercial Mechanical design experience at least 2 years. (post-graduate experience is essential I'm afraid so no raw graduates please)
Strong all round Mechanical design experience including; mechanical design techniques, material selections, tolerances, controls, mechanisms, automation, engineering mathematics, concept generation, rapid prototyping.
Knowledge of CAD Packages (eg any of Pro-E, Solidworks, Solidedge, CATIA, AUTOCAD etc)
Understanding of machining and fabrication
Knowledge of FEA modelling is beneficial
Understanding of plastics/polymers, moulding parts and tool design (particularly high volume) useful
Knowledge of Control systems, servo loops, sensor, actuators and motors would be very useful.
In return, you can expect a very competitive salary, fantastic benefits along with an excellent environment, all the latest tools and toys. You can expect plenty of variety with a constant flow of new projects to work on - boredom will never be an issue!
Location: Hertfordshire (commutable from Bedford, North London, Cambridge, Stevenage, Harlow and Bury St Edmunds)